my spider died Thursday.
i was sweeping my bedroom and i accidentally rattled her habitat with the broom, as there was dust nearby. afterwards, i saw her on the floor with all her legs up and bending inward. at first, i thought she was dead. but i’ve not really seen a dead spider for a long time, so i thought she was sleeping on her back, like what i do sometimes. perhaps she was even pretending to be dead, so that i can release her.
but then she wasn’t moving for a long long time.
so i slowly opened the habitat, thinking that she was going to bolt out. nothing happened. i nudged it a bit. nothing happened.
i wanted to respectfully slide her body to a corner of my room. but i’m pretty sure that would attract spiders that would eat her. so i very carefully released her body outside onto the earth.
i wanted to release her, before she died; but i never got around to it. I didn’t know how to release her without risking her premature escape